Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)
- late 6th–5th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; core-formed, Group I
- H.: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent blue, with handles in same color; trails in opaque yellow and opaque turquoise blue.
Broad, uneven, slightly inward-sloping rim-disk, with off-center mouth; cylindrical neck, with slight downward taper; almost horizontal shoulder; top-shaped body; circular base-knob with slanting flat bottom; two vertical strap handles applied to shoulder, drawn up, and pressed onto neck and underside of rim-disk.
A turquoise blue trail attached at edge of rim-disk; a thick yellow trail applied at base of neck, wound down in a spiral across shoulder and around top of body, then tooled into an uneven close-set zigzag pattern on upper part of body, where a turquoise blue trail is added, mingling with the yellow; below, a second, thicker turquoise blue trail also forms part of the zigzag pattern; a fine yellow trail wound horizontally two and a half times around middle of body; a turquoise blue trail applied carelessly around base-knob.
Intact; bubbles and gritty white impurities; some deep pitting and iridescent weathering, and one side covered in brown limy encrustation.